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Kodiak Alutiiq Dictionary

We are pleased to share this online dictionary. The dictionary is a work in progress and we appreciate your patience.

Search our on-line dictionary for common words, a specific word you are interested in learning, or review an entire category of words. Click the Alutiiq word to see a flashcard with an image and audio clip.

If you are unable to hear the audio files for some of the words, try a different browser. The dictionary works best when using Mozilla.

If searching in Alutiiq for a word that contains a "Russian R", enter this character as alt-r or option-r on your keyboard.

Also try searching the Word Wiinaq, an online dictionary developed by Alutiiq language learner Will Monroe. The online dictionary allows you to see how words change when pluralized or possessed. Keep in mind that this resource is also a work in progress and words found should always be checked with a speaker. 

 

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English   Alutiiq North Alutiiq South Category Function
and then taumi  taumi  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
hello; hi cama'i  cama'i  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
How are you? Cestun et'cit?  Cestun et'cit?  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
indeed; oh, my! agtii  agtii  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
No qang'a  qang'a  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
oh! ah!; oh my aa-aa'i  aa-aa'i  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
only; but; however kesiin  kesiin  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
or; either ili  ili  Numbers & Time  Other 
ouch; darn; uh-oh aya'a  aya'a  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
ouch; ow ayaa  ayaa  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
phew (stinky) fuutii  fuutii  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
thank you quyanaa  quyanaa  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
thank you very much quyanaasinaq  quyanaasinaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
yes aa'a  aa'a  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
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